Hello. I am new to this site and had a question. I'm not sure if this is the right section. No offense but I know people don't like UGFs and I don't want to hear your opinion on disliking it.....
I have a 30 gallon with an UGF
setup. I cant get a picture of it so I will try to describe it to you. It has pvc
posts about 3/4'' tall with a plexi base. The base has I think 1/4" or 1/8" holes drilled throughout. Above that is a layer of scotch brite pads (the green ones without the soap). Above that is about two inches of gravel, then finally about 2 inches of sand.
#1: The sand is play sand for like sandboxes for kids. After the fact I read that the sand was too fine for UGF
, and I should use pool filter sand instead, since the grains are larger to let the water flow more freely. Is this correct?
#2: Do I need to use the sand at all? My pleco loves to dig trenches in the sand, and I don't know if I should leave sand in there for him or is it ok to have the gravel on top.
#3 I know the sand acts as a part of the filter process and would it detract from the filter process without it?
Thanks in advance. I appreciate the help.